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    Sale 2811

    European Noble and Private Collections

    24 - 25 June 2008, Amsterdam

  • Lot 491

    A FLEMISH HISTORICAL TAPESTRY FRAGMENT PROBABLY FROM THE STORY OF SCIPIO

    WITH WEAVER'S MONOGRAM FOR JAN VERVOERT, BRUSSELS, SECOND HALF 16TH CENTURY

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    A FLEMISH HISTORICAL TAPESTRY FRAGMENT PROBABLY FROM THE STORY OF SCIPIO
    WITH WEAVER'S MONOGRAM FOR JAN VERVOERT, BRUSSELS, SECOND HALF 16TH CENTURY
    Woven in wool and silk, with a cavalery skirmish in the foreground and elephant in the background, within a plain outer slip, woven with inscription to the top right corner B/XX/ASE
    217 cm. high x 271 cm. wide


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    Jan Vervoert is recorded in Brussels in the first half 17th century as collaborating with Jan Raes on 'The Story of the Creation of Man' after Michiel Coxcie of which a set is in Madrid

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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A BELGIAN NOBLE FAMILY